Os Dinossauros de Roraima
Os Dinossauros de Roraima (ou a sociologia da ciencia e da tecnica de Bruno Latour), Novos Estudos CEBRAP, 39, Julho, 172-179, 1994. Included in A Redescoberta da Cultura, Sao Paulo, EDUSP,1997.
Collection simonschwartzman; additional_collections
Abstract: A review essay on a book by Bruno Latour, La Clef de Berlin et autres lecons d'un amateur de sciences ([The Key to Berlin and Other Lessons from an Amateur of the Sciences] Paris: La Decouverte, 1993 [see listing in IRPS No. 78]). Latour seeks to break conceptual barriers between science & its application, between social world & technological world, & between common forms of knowledge - religion, belief, magic, everyday-life technologies - & technical & scientific knowledge. The common base of these different forms of knowledge is made explicit, so that its similarities & differences become clear. Through analysis of a wide range of objects & practices, such themes as the social character of technology & the contrast of scientific & religious thought are highlighted. Adapted from the source document